Carpentry Program

Students earn high school course credits, as well as post-secondary credits, while training to gain the required skills and knowledge to become a Level 1 apprentice upon program completion.



  • The Langley School District offers the ITA Youth TRAIN in Trades Carpentry program at Aldergrove Community Secondary School. This program, in partnership with Kwantlen Polytechnic University, offers Langley students the opportunity to participate in Level 1 certified ITA training.


  • Learn the skills and knowledge to start working in the construction/carpentry industry
  • Earn credit for 5 high school courses (20 credits)
  • Level 1 carpentry apprenticeship training
  • Get some practical work experience in the field
  • College credits leading to Kwantlen’s Citation in ELTT Carpentry/Construction
  • ITA Registration
  • Pay no tuition (for eligible high school students)


  • For Grade 11 and 12 students
  • Genuine interest in construction
  • Commitment to learning the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to do well in the field
  • Intention to graduate
  • Prerequisite before program starts: Grade 10 completion plus English 11 and any Math 11


  • Program runs February to July
  • 1 semester and July work experience


  • Aldergrove Community Secondary School


  • Before you apply

    • Career Trek video – Learn how a carpenter in BC interprets drawings, creates footings for walls, pours concrete into the footings and marks posts for walls and beams

    • Carpentry Program Tour video – See the classroom and equipment and meet the program’s instructor

    • Ready to apply? Contact your school’s Career Advisor for an application form